Jesus Is the Light of the Heart

Dec 2, 2007
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Conversion
Hymns: 703, 66, 512(1-3,5-6), 310/702, 309
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord Jesus, as we begin to prepare for celebrating Your birth, shine Your light into my heart. Through the coming days direct my mind and heart, my zeal and focus, so that You always remain the center of my celebration. Also keep me prepared for Your return — humbly confessing my sins, trusting You for forgiveness, and serving You always. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 96

First Reading: 

Isaiah 59:1-15

Sin separates the sinner from God and traps him in darkness so that he gropes around in spiritual blindness. Being separated and blind is our condition without the light of Christ.

Second Reading: 

John 1:1-16

Jesus is the eternal Word of God—the Son of God—who became flesh to be our Savior. He is the Light who shines into sinners’ dark hearts.